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Champions Braced for Schools Title Defence

Monday, 29 August 2016, 10:08 am | New Zealand Rugby League

They haven’t shown it so far this season, but Otahuhu College have hinted their defence of the NZRL National Secondary Schools crown is right on track. More >>

The evolution of “The Cannon” Kendall Cooper

Monday, 29 August 2016, 10:03 am | BTW Promotions

BTW Promotions presents an extremely exciting card featuring debuts, title bouts and North Shore, Auckland's boxer Kendall Cooper. More >>

UB40 Announceds Summer Tour - New Venues

Monday, 29 August 2016, 9:49 am | Skip Ink

UB40 , featuring the original members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue , will return to New Zealand this summer with the enormously successful RED RED WINE VINEYARD TOUR that sold out everywhere in 2016. More >>

Authorities and Chinese community need to work together

Friday, 26 August 2016, 3:54 pm | University of Auckland

Chinese studying, working and living in New Zealand need to make sure they report crimes to police, and police need to re-engage with the Chinese community, a researcher says. Dr Andrew Zhu, political polling expert and honorary research fellow at the ... More >>

Netball-specific injury prevention programme launched

Friday, 26 August 2016, 3:20 pm | Netball New Zealand

Media Release Friday 26 August, 2016 The number of devastating knee injuries suffered by netballers could be reduced four-fold through Netball New Zealand’s new injury prevention programme, NetballSmart. More >>

Future of two significant buildings in Hororata

Friday, 26 August 2016, 2:48 pm | Hororata Community Trust

Future of two significant buildings in Hororata Six years on from the September 2010 earthquakes the Hororata Community Trust reflects on its achievements and considers the future of two significant building projects it hasbeen working with the community ... More >>

NZME Announces New Platform Chinese New Zealand Herald

Friday, 26 August 2016, 1:32 pm | NZME.

26 August 2016 – New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) announced today a joint venture with the Chinese Herald that will see the launch of a new digital platform, the Chinese New Zealand Herald. More >>

Who is Zane McNab?

Friday, 26 August 2016, 1:25 pm | BTW Promotions

On September 24th at ABA Stadium, BTW Promotions with be promoting their first boxing event called Fight 4 Charity, with Nailini Helu going against Ange Davis for the first ever NZPBA Women’s heavyweight title in the main event. However the most ... More >>

Māori Music Month celebrated on Auckland’s trains

Friday, 26 August 2016, 1:11 pm | Auckland Transport

On a rainy Wednesday afternoon South Auckland’s train passengers were treated to a performance by local singers celebrating Māori Music Month. More >>

St John named official charity for World Masters Games 2017

Friday, 26 August 2016, 1:03 pm | World Masters Games

St John is the official charity partner for World Masters Games 2017, with radio DJ and WMG2017 ambassador Dom Harvey first out of the starting blocks to support the cause. More >>

Women’s Title fight gets an upgrade

Friday, 26 August 2016, 12:18 pm | BTW Promotions

On September 24th in Auckland, New Zealand, The Tongan Goddess Nailini Helu will go against Ange Davis. Just announced today, this Main event will not only be for the Vacant Women’s NZPBA (New Zealand National) Heavyweight Title, but it will ... More >>

Overcrowding Annoys Gym Goers

Friday, 26 August 2016, 11:14 am | Canstar

Auckland, 26 August 2016: Hacked off by all the people at your gym? According to the results of Canstar Blue’s most recent survey, you are not alone. More >>

Kiwis favour banning TV advertising to pre-schoolers

Friday, 26 August 2016, 10:47 am | University of Otago

The majority of New Zealanders believe that advertising to children is unethical and that television advertising to pre-schoolers should be banned, new University of Otago research suggests. More >>

Dig deep New Zealand, it’s Daffodil Day

Friday, 26 August 2016, 10:20 am | ANZ Bank

Hundreds of ANZ staff throughout the country will be rattling buckets today as they collect money for Daffodil Day, the Cancer Society’s main fundraising appeal. This year marks ANZ’s twenty-sixth year as principal sponsor of Daffodil Day and it’s ... More >>

The search is on for NZ's most beautiful town

Friday, 26 August 2016, 10:04 am | Keep New Zealand Beautiful

Is your town, city or suburb the most beautiful in New Zealand? More >>

Charity partner announced for the 2016 APRA Silver Scrolls

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 4:07 pm | APRA - AMCOS

APRA AMCOS are proud to announce that The NZ Music Foundation will be its charity partner for the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Awards. This year the partnership will highlight the importance of maintaining good health and wellbeing in the songwriter, composer ... More >>

At Toi Pōneke - For sale: baby shoes, never worn

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 3:54 pm | Wellington City Council

For sale: baby shoes, never worn , at Toi Pōneke, is the latest show by Wellington artist Justine Walker. More >>

Brother Design Star Shines Bright at NZ Fashion Week

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 1:56 pm | Brother International NZ

An emerging shining light of New Zealand fashion has been awarded top honours in this year’s national fashion and craft competition, Brother Design Stars . More >>

Fashion week: Stan Walker to Perform at "Rochelle"

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 1:32 pm | Jevan Goulter

Tonight International recording artist Stan Walker will help designer Rochelle Goodrick close the last onsite show of New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW), in what is preempted to be one of the weeks highlights. More >>

HP48Minutes filmmaking competition

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:23 pm | 48 Hours Film Competition

Organisers have labelled it as the most creative weekend in New Zealand and they’ve got the proof to back up the claim. The HP48HOURS filmmaking competition which boasts Sir Peter Jackson as it’s Wildcard Judge and long-standing patron manages to ignite ... More >>

Soundsplash Festival Announces First Lineup

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 10:11 am | SoundSplash

A three-day, three-stage, multi-genre event, Soundsplash is once again bringing the sound of summer, with a stonking first line-up announcement for the January festival. More >>

Hold Me: Award Winning Playwright to hit Wellington’s Stage

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 4:42 pm | Prospect Park Productions

Hold Me , by multiple award winning playwright, Emily Duncan, is set to premiere in a short and punchy season at Wellington’s iconic BATS Theatre. An impressive line-up of local talent, Kirsty Bruce, Alex Greig, and Raquel Roderick, cements Duncan’s ... More >>

Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer to perform leading role

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 4:33 pm | Royal New Zealand Ballet

Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer to perform leading role with The Australian Ballet Gisborne born, Pukekohe raised Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer Joseph Skelton will dance the leading role of Albrecht in The Australian Ballet’s production of Giselle ... More >>

CricHQ proud to sponsor UK minor counties finals week

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 3:54 pm | Draper Cormack Group

CricHQ, the world’s largest digital platform for cricket is proud to announce its sponsorship of the prestigious Minor Counties Cricket Association (MCCA) Unicorns Knockout Championship Finals. The tournament is being played over the next week at ... More >>

Klezmer from the Kugels – AOTNZ tour Oct 2016

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 3:01 pm | Arts on Tour New Zealand

Now four top musicians have joined together to form the band of their dreams, The Kugels. More >>

Everybody welcome in this little town

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 12:19 pm | Everybody Cool Lives Here

There was a time where everybody knew each other in the neighbourhood and the post office was the hub of town. This is the idea behind No Post on Sunday , the new show by Everybody Cool Lives Here opening on 27 August at Circa Theatre in Wellington. More >>

Knowing and showing the the value of kapa haka

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 12:14 pm | Community Research

Ngā Hua a Tāne Rore - Knowing and showing the the value of kapa haka More >>

Supertonic Hawke’s Bay Tour Extended Press Release

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 11:42 am | Supertonic Choir

The Supertonic Choir of Wellington will be travelling a little further than normal for its next concert series ‘Sojourn’, as it embarks on its first ever regional tour with concerts in Taradale and Waipawa. ‘Sojourn’ will be a celebration of ... More >>

Celebrities Ask NZers to Brainstorm Ideas on Child Poverty

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 11:04 am | Variety - The Children's Charity

Last night saw the launch of a significant child poverty awareness campaign titled #DearNewZealand by Variety – the Children’s Charity. Variety’s aim is to generate conversation about child poverty in New Zealand and encourage the sharing of ideas ... More >>

Northlane – Support Acts Announced for NZ

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 11:01 am | Live Nation

NORTHLANE is returning to New Zealand for the first time in three years this November and has just confirmed two support acts. More >>

Search begins for Māori language champions

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 10:35 am | Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori is calling for entries to this year’s Ngā Tohu Reo Māori – New Zealand’s most prestigious Māori language awards. More >>

48 Hour Short Play Festival Located in Lower Hutt

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 10:04 am | Nextstage Theatre Charitable Trust

Nextstage Theatre Charitable Trust invites participants of all ages and physical abilities, to create a 10 minute short play based on a given subject. The teams must be comprised of no less than two and up to ten individuals nominate a team leader ... More >>

The Grass is Meaner at Bats Theatre

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 10:00 am | shortscot Productions

WHAT: The Grass is Meaner by Edward Campbell WHO: shortscot Productions WHERE: Bats Theatre, Wellington DATES:13-24 September 2016 More >>

Central by Dave Armstrong

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 9:56 am | Circa Theatre

Following a premier at the 2015 Wanaka Festival of Colour, Armstrong Creative brings Dave Armstrong’s new award-winning play, Central , to Circa Theatre. Central won Best Play in the 2015 Script Writers Awards run by the New Zealand Writers Guild. More >>

All in one mobile stage system set to stir up events

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 5:01 pm | Zeal NZ

All in one mobile stage system set to stir up the New Zealand events industry. More >>

Muslim Scholar Imam Afroz Ali is on a tour

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 4:26 pm | Aarif Rasheed

Muslim Scholar Imam Afroz Ali, of Sydney, is on a tour of peace of Aotearoa — with events at Otago University in Dunedin Tuesday and Wednesday this week, and in Auckland on Thursday. More >>

Slug Pellet Poisonings Lead Vets to Issue Warning

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 4:18 pm | Veterinary Specialist Group

Auckland, NZ: A spate of very sick dogs poisoned by slug pellets has lead veterinary specialist referral hospital VSG to issue a warning around the safe keeping of slug pellets and other harmful items that dogs might find appealing. More >>

Dance of the Highest Calibre Confirmed for Annual Festival

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 4:03 pm | Tempo Dance Festival

World champions, NZ Dance Royalty and choreographers of the highest calibre come together across the diverse genre of dance for the stunning 13th annual Tempo Dance Festival. The 2016 programme nods to Oceania and New Zealand’s contemporary dance ... More >>

Papakura secure grand final spot

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 2:05 pm | Auckland Rugby League

Papakura have secured a spot in the 2016 SAS Fox Memorial grand final, beating Pt Chevalier 26-14 in the weekend. More >>

Discover Mozart and Brahms In Unique Mini Festival

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 1:44 pm | Chamber Music New Zealand

MEDIA RELEASE: For Immediate Release Discover Mozart and Brahms Experience In Unique Chamber Music New Zealand Mini Festival More >>

Town & Country Aotearoa: 25 years of continuous broadcasting

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 1:23 pm | Town and Country Aotearoa

This Wellington Access Radio programme completes 25 years of continuous broadcasting on Monday 22nd August 2016. Veteran broadcaster, Eddie O'Strange, has hosted the 2-hour, weekly, live presentation from its beginning. It's always been in theMonday ... More >>

Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Breakfast at the Soane

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 12:58 pm | Helen M Strevens

New Zealand designer Helen M. Strevens announces exhibition for Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Breakfast at the Soane More >>

Indigenous fashion house delighted with new sponsor partner

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 12:38 pm | NZ Fashion Week

Upon announcing a sponsorship relationship with New Zealand Post, Ata Te Kanawa, co-founder of the Indigenous Māori Fashion Apparel Board Miromoda, says “We’re rapt with the sponsorship which I believe heralds a strong community spirit and a ... More >>

World’s voices put the Bard centre stage

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 12:19 pm | British High Commission

The way Shakespeare resonates in the lives of five luminaries from around the globe is the subject of the Living Shakespeare series going live onMonday 5 September across BBC World Service’s multilingual output, on BBC World News television and the website ... More >>

Rotorua celebrates the relaunch of history of Arawa people

Monday, 22 August 2016, 5:35 pm | Oratia Media

Rotorua celebrates the relaunch of epic history of Arawa people Rotorua will this week celebrate the relaunch of one of the most important books to emerge from the city – the late Don Stafford’s Te Arawa: A History of the ArawaPeople . Rotorua ... More >>

Hillary family calls for NZ to help Sir Ed’s Antarctica hut

Monday, 22 August 2016, 5:33 pm | Expedition South

Hillary family joins Expedition South calling for New Zealanders to help Sir Ed’s hut in Antarctica More >>

NZ’s Olympic performance the best of any major country

Monday, 22 August 2016, 3:02 pm | Massey University

With an impressive haul of 18 medals, New Zealand has outperformed the best predictions of the world’s number crunchers by a 186.2 per cent, according to a Massey Business School lecturer. More >>

Hamish Bond Bringing Cheer to Hawke's Bay

Monday, 22 August 2016, 1:36 pm | NZ Racing Board

The countdown is on to the Makfi Challenge Stakes Daffodil Raceday at Hastings Racecourse this Saturday 27th August. More >>

Power to the audience!

Monday, 22 August 2016, 12:56 pm | Radio New Zealand Concert

Imagine a concert where one of the country’s leading orchestras performs music chosen entirely by the audience – and the admission is whatever the audience thinks the ticket was worth. The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) in conjunction with ... More >>

The Launch of Real Housewives of Auckland

Monday, 22 August 2016, 12:26 pm | Angela Stone

Tonight will see the premiere of New Zealand’s very own real housewives with the launch of The Real Housewives of Auckland, The show follows the lives of six glamorous and successful New Zealand women. Many viewers are itching for the show to start ... More >>

Young Auckland musicians win Excellence Awards

Monday, 22 August 2016, 10:58 am | Dame Malvina Major Foundation

Three young Aucklanders have had a financial boost to their artistic careers thanks to the Dame Malvina Major Foundation. The Foundation’s Auckland Committee has awarded Arts Excellence Awards totalling $10,000 to pianist Delvan Lin and violinists Shauno ... More >>

Fly My Pretties – National Tour

Monday, 22 August 2016, 10:53 am | Fly My Pretties

After 12 years of incredible collaborative performances, Kiwi icons Fly My Pretties are hitting the road this summer, with a brand new album, playing in some of New Zealand’s most stunning outdoor venues. More >>

letlive. announce only New Zealand show

Monday, 22 August 2016, 10:52 am | Live Nation

MONDAY AUGUST 22, 2016 – Los Angeles punk rockers letlive. announce that they will wrap up their Australasian tour with a long-awaited New Zealand show at Auckland’s Kings Arms on January 18. More >>

Louis Baker announces new single, 'Rainbow'

Monday, 22 August 2016, 10:51 am | The Label

Louis Baker announces new single, 'Rainbow' Single and Video Premiere on August 26th Pre-order 'Rainbow' on iTunes here More >>

More International Nominations than Ever Before

Monday, 22 August 2016, 10:10 am | Outlook for Someday

Eleven films by young New Zealanders have been selected by international film festivals from around the world. More >>

Hewitt Earns Third Top Ten at Olympic Games – Samuels 13th

Monday, 22 August 2016, 10:06 am | Triathlon New Zealand

Hewitt Earns Third Top Ten at Olympic Games – Samuels 13th Andrea Hewitt raced bravely for her third consecutive top ten finish at an Olympic Games, coming home in 7th place in Rio this morning, with Nicky Samuels coming home 13th as the Kiwis ... More >>

Winning return to New Zealand as Frame wins

Monday, 22 August 2016, 10:02 am | Calder Stewart

Alex Frame made a winning return to New Zealand racing after missing selection for the Rio Olympics, winning today’s elite race in the third round of the Calder Stewart Cycling Series, the Nelson Classic. More >>

Top Seeds Progress to Semi-Finals

Monday, 22 August 2016, 10:00 am | Squash New Zealand

The Quarter-Finals have all wound up with the top seeds all moving through to the Semi-Finals in comfortable style. More >>

Gardens Magic 2017 – call for performers

Monday, 22 August 2016, 9:29 am | Wellington City Council

Applications to perform at the Gardens Magic 2017 are open now – we’re looking for experienced musicians – or rising stars – who are willing and able to entertain big crowds as part of Wellington’s Summer City festival. More >>

Guns N' Roses - New Zealand Dates Announced

Monday, 22 August 2016, 9:24 am | TEG Dainty

Founder Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan regroup for the highly anticipated 'Not In This Lifetime’ Tour Westpac Stadium Wellington – Thursday 2 February Western Springs Auckland – Saturday 4 February (Waitangi Weekend) More >>

 

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